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dc.contributor.authorVijayaraghavan, Gopal R.
dc.contributor.authorGuembou, Isabelle M.
dc.contributor.authorVedantham, Srinivasan
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-24T15:29:44Z
dc.date.available2023-01-24T15:29:44Z
dc.date.issued2022-11-18
dc.identifier.citationVijayaraghavan GR, Guembou IM, Vedantham S. The current state of timeliness in the breast cancer diagnosis journey: Abnormal screening to biopsy. Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI. Published online November 2022. doi:10.1053/j.sult.2022.11.004en_US
dc.identifier.issn08872171
dc.identifier.eissn15585034
dc.identifier.doi10.1053/j.sult.2022.11.004en_US
dc.identifier.pmid36792274
dc.identifier.eid2-s2.0-85143878263
dc.identifier.scopusidSCOPUS_ID:85143878263
dc.identifier.piiS088721712200083X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/51592
dc.description.abstractThere are several steps involved in a breast cancer diagnosis, starting from the initial abnormal screening mammogram. Each step from the additional imaging to a biopsy provokes anxiety. Timely attention to these appointments will not only help allay anxiety but also provide better care. While breast facilities routinely audit their performance, currently timeliness is not one of the audit parameters. The role of timeliness as a robust quality tool is gaining attention. In this study, we review the timeline of care at our facility over a 1-year period (October 2021- September 2022) and compare them with those reported by National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC). Race, ethnicity, location, and type of facility affect the outcome of care and contribute to delays in providing care. In this manuscript, we outline some of the major factors. Societal guidelines outlining some metrics for timeliness may be a useful first step.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institutes of Healthen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRIen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1053/j.sult.2022.11.004en_US
dc.subjectauditen_US
dc.subjectbreast canceren_US
dc.subjectmammographyen_US
dc.subjectqualityen_US
dc.titleThe current state of timeliness in the breast cancer diagnosis journey: Abnormal screening to biopsyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.source.journaltitleSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
dc.identifier.journalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
dc.contributor.departmentRadiologyen_US


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